Phil Kerpen is president of American Commitment, a columnist on Fox News Opinion, and chairman of the Internet Freedom Coalition. Prior to joining American Commitment, he served as vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity. Phil has also previously worked as an analyst and researcher for the Free Enterprise Fund, the Club for Growth, and the Cato Institute. While in college at the University of Pittsburgh, Phil found his extracurricular time with the debate team more interesting than his classes. Hhis desire to directly engage public policy that brought him to Washington, DC, in 1999 as an intern at the Cato Institute. Steve Moore. who was more “experienced and established” helped him break into writing. At the time Moore was a fellow at the Cato Institute. Phil moved with Moore to other jobs after the Cato Institute and eventually helped in the founding of the Free Enterprise Fund.